Today I want to share with you a canvas I recently finished.
First I just played around with some dark turquoise and navy acrylic paint. I ended up using a brayer to give a textured finish. As it is a stretched canvas brayering caught the wooden supports behind and left me with a frame like image.
Then I ran with stars and smiles as my theme...
I individually stuck on star sequins on the darker patches on my 'frame'. They catch the light and twinkle - they make me smile!
Then I ummed and ahhed for ages over what words to use. I wanted something to do with smiling, something uplifting, something happy - because that was how I was feeling - but it also needed to be quite short and not too wordy. I settled on 'Share Your Smile'
I painted up some chipboard letters using them same turquoise and navy and dry brushed some white gesso over the top.
I love the effect of the stars and have plans to do another canvas covered in stars next!
Thanks for stopping by!